(3 Ornamental Figures and 3 Ornamental Plinths)
As I wrote in my previous post I had big decisions to make regarding the aesthetic look of the plinths, it just shows though that sometimes not every decision is final, because when it came to it, when I went back into the studio the next day I liked them how they were. I didn’t want to change them! So I kept them the same and I’m still nervously awaiting feedback to see the reaction. However regardless of the tutors reaction I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the piece. I love the details of the figures captured by the magnolia paint! I love the figures placed on the plinths just so and I’m increasingly liking the taboo subject of class that is coming into the works! As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts my previous piece seemed to evoke an intriguing discussion focusing on class. The plinths, it seemed, turned these aspirational working objects into something that the middle classes can appreciate. By bringing these ornamental figures into the art world I transform them into something of middle class value. The title reflects this attitude as it emphasizes the fine art setting that the piece is in; made even more so apparent with the use of the bracketed format. The title, along with the plinths belong to the art world: it’s middle class; it’s white cube; so why on earth are my grandma’s ornaments on display?